An interesting description and an explanation of why th money spent upon Business Link produces no measurable output whatsoever.
We talked about the £12.5 million that Darling has in the budget to encourage female entrepreneurs. We wanted to know how this was going to be distributed. As with many of these things it may have been dropped into the budget at the last minute and Theresa didn\’t know how it was going to work. Along with the other women sitting at my table, we voiced the opinion that it should not be distributed by Business Link. If this was the plan then they might as well just throw the money in the bin now, as it will never get to the right place in the right quantities. The problem with Business Link is that all of their advisers are retired male civil servants who have never run their own business. They have no idea of the challenges that women face. The curse of the men in grey suits again.
There\’s some of your government waste right there. Best abolish it all and save the money, eh?